“Financial Access 2012” – Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) – July 9, 2013

On July 9, 2013 the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) published “Financial Access 2012.”  The authors are Oya Pinar Ardic, Kathryn Imboden and Alexia Latortue.

The executive summary published on the CGAP internet site explains, “Financial Access 2012 builds on the work done in Financial Access 2009 and Financial Access 2010 to provide new data on financial access. Using eight years of data (2004–2011) from the IMF’s Financial Access Survey (FAS) in combination with other relevant data, Financial Access 2012 further contributes to measuring and analyzing the current state of financial inclusion.

Expanded data coverage provides a broader and better understanding of market dynamics.  This year’s report is an important step in leveraging the FAS data to provide an up-to-date and in-depth view of the state of financial inclusion today, complementing other supply- and demand-side data initiatives in data collection and analysis. Available data have expanded every year, though they remain far from complete.”

You may download the report on the CGAP internet site.